Geto Boys' Bushwick Bill Still Fighting For His Life

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TMZ reports Bushwick Bill is “still alive and fighting cancer” in a hospital.

Although the site originally reported Bill’s death, his publicist spoke with hospital staff to confirm the Geto Boys didn’t pass away Sunday morning (June 9).

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Bill’s daughter confirmed her father is still fighting for his life in an Instagram post.

“Contrary to what has been prematurely, insensitively, and inaccurately posted/reported – My dad IS NOT dead, he’s still alive and fighting for his life,” she wrote. “He needs your continued prayers and support. Certain people have been so quick to write him off as dead so they can capitalize off it, and it’s messed up because yall really think these people care about him. There is no Geto Boys without Bushwick Bill. Thank you @tmz_tv & @realdawn_p for the updated report. On behalf of the family we’re requesting privacy until further notice.”

A source close to the situation tells HipHopDX they believe a member of Bill’s team spread false information regarding his death, leading many — including fellow Geto Boys member Scarface — to think he was dead.

[This post has been updated. The following was originally published on June 9, 2019.]

Bushwick Bill has reportedly passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Fellow Geto Boys member Scarface announced Bill’s death in an Instagram post on Sunday (June 9).

“RIP Bushwick Bill,” he wrote. “You will be missed big fella.”

Geto Boys’ Willie D also reacted to Bill’s passing via Instagram.

“This is Geto Boys for life,” he wrote. “#wecantbestopped #30yearsofControversy.”

Earlier this year, Bill was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Last month, he was hospitalized with pneumonia, which he said he contracted after beginning chemotherapy.

The Geto Boys were attempting to tour one last time together due to Bill’s cancer diagnosis, but the shows were abruptly canceled in May. A TMZ report claimed he was unhappy about tour organizers exploiting his illness. However, Bill said it was actually due to his pneumonia.

“The rumor is I pulled out on the tour, but if my health was a concern then you would know about my health, not about me pulling out of the tour,” he said. “This is a health issue. Pancreatic cancer. Chemo therapy gave me pneumonia.”

Source: Hip Hop DX